Place: Anfield stadium. Liverpool.
Date: on the 07th of October, 2018 (Sunday)
Match start: 16:30 (GMT+1)
Tournament: England – Premier League – round 8.
In the central match of the EPL round Jurgen Klopp’s team will fight with Manchester City and it will be real war between two challengers for the champion’s title. Now Liverpool and Manchester have the similar number of scored points –19 points has each team. Liverpool has lost steam in last matches, having lost to Chelsea cup (1:2), and in the Champions League to Napoli (0:1). Also Klopp’s team hasn’t managed to win over Chelsea (1:1) in the EPL last season. We can’t say that the team is in crisis. The football players are just experience a certain fatigue because of what indicators of some football players have decreased a little bit.
First of all it is worth speaking about regress of Firmino, in the second – of Fabinho, Lovre, Keïta and Salah. The Egyptian is not as effective in the current championship as he was last season (only 3 goals in 7 matches). On the other hand, indicators of reliability of defense of Liverpool (3 missed goals) have considerably improved and that is a consequence of strengthening of the central line of team and the presence of the great goalkeeper Alisson Becker.
Defending champions of England are in a quite good form now and are full of enthusiasm to defend a champion title. Manchester City has a winning streak of 4 wins in a row also the club has improved for its defeat to Lyon in the Champions League (1:2), having won over Hoffenheim in the second round (2:1). Josep Guardiola possesses powerful and very skilled team. Experience is an important trump for the current team. Such football players as Agüero, De Bruyne, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Silva and Kompany have undergone a number of top matches and it is difficult to surprise them at the football field.
We will note also the progress of young players of Manchester – Sane, Zinchenko and Sterling, each of whom receives more and more playing time on the football field. Manchester City prefers attacking style of game, thanks to what it is so popular among the fans worldwide.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Liverpool vs. Manchester City
The bookmakers give almost equal chances of success in this match for both teams: Liverpool to win for 2.60, draw for 3.62, Manchester to win for 2.78. As a result, we see small advantage of the hosts which is supported with a factor of home stadium. Total betting which is popular among bettors has the following quotations: total over 2.5 for 1.63, total under 2.5 for 2.45.
Liverpool and Manchester City always give to the fans the real football performance which is worth to watch. In this pair of rivals the factor of the field which is now on the side of Liverpool is very important.